February 28, 2020

January 29 – 31, 2020 Tokyo, Japan

Asia Nano Forum exhibited at the Japan nanotech 2020 on Jan 29-31, and also ANF organized the first Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting of 2020 on Jan 29, and had Asia Nano Forum Nanotechnology Commercialization Workshop on Jan30.

The ANF booth took up posters for introducing exciting nanotechnology R&D, policies and activities from each working group and Korea. This event presents excellent learning opportunities for our participating members to learn the state of the art nanotechnology development but also an unique partnership opportunity as well.

The ANF ExCo meeting was very well participated by most of its members and observers from 8 organizations including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. The meeting reviewed ANF activities and the financial report in 2019. Our schedule including the summit 2020 was elaborated as well.

Moreover, we collaborated 2nd German-Japanese Nanotechnology Commercialization Workshop in the afternoon on Jan 29. In this event, Center for Research and Development Strategy of JST and Cluster Nanotechnology/Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH arranged programs for introduction of University Nano startups in Japan.

Introduction Web Pages


Nanotechnology/Nanoinitiative Bayern

ANF collaborated with Nanotechnology Business Creation Initiative (NBCI) Japan in NBCI’s annual roundtable discussion on nanotechnology updates from different countries including Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and Taiwan on Jan 30 morning. And Alex represented ANF matters. Some ANF members joined into this meeting.



At first, each country introduces their industrial policies. And then, each startup and S&M presented his business and technology.


Industrial/Commercialization Policies in Asian Countries and related Startups & Small Medium Businesses

Asia Nano Forum Nanotechnology Commercialization Workshop

Date & Time January 30,2020(Thu.)13:00-17:00

Venue Room 608, 6F, Conference Tower,Tokyo Big Sight Organized by Asia Nano Forum

Details: ANF is an Asian organization including national institutes, univrsities and gavernmental agency.

We will introduce Industrial Policies in Asian Countries firstly. Moreover, they introduce related startups.

Targets: Promotion and Creating new businesses in Japanese manufacturing and trade companies. Moreover we will contact VC and financial companies (investors) and Asian companies. We can invite Patent Firms to provide advisory on Intellectual Properties strategy and management for startups and Small Medium Businesses/Enterprises

Our program

13:00 – 13:10 Opening Remark by Organizer

13:10 – 15:00

Industrial/Commercialization Policies in Asian Countries (Chair: Alexender Pogany, Austria)

Malaysia – Mr. Hafiz Zolkipli, NanoMalaysia’s 11th Malaysia Plan Nanotechnology Commercialiation Programme

Thailand – Dr. Pavadee Aungkavattana, Deputy Executive Director

Taiwan – Dr. Tien-Ming CHUANG, Associate Research Fellow, Academia Sinica

South Korea – Youngchul Choi (Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology)

Austria – Alexander Pogany, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

JapanーDr.Masahiro Aoyagi (TIA Secretary general)

15:00 – 16:45 Startups & Small Companies Commercialization Presentations (Chair: Rezal Khairi Ahmad,Malaysia )

Japan Dr. TSUYOSHI TAKESHITA (CEO and CTO) Algal Bio Co., Ltd

Taiwan Dr. Albert LU, Chief Technology Officer, Tripod Nano Technology Corporation

Iran Mr. Naderi, The CEO of company “Fanavaran Nano-Meghyas” (Fnm co. Ltd.)

Malaysia – Izmir Yamin, CEO of UAV Pulsar, On-Board Hydrogen Generation Fuel Cell

Austria – Mr Kitakara, Anton Paar

Thailand-Dr. Chuchawin Changtong, Acting Division Manager, Nanomaterials Science Division, Integrate Refinery Petrochemical Complex (IRPC) Public Company Limited “Application of Nanomaterials: from research to commercialization”

Intellectual Property Strategy for Startups (Malaysia) – Mirandah Asia (Ms. Suriyia Sadanathan)

ANF SUMMIT 2019 and INCP2019

June 4, 2019

May 27-29, 2019 in Tagaytay-city, the Philippines

Asia Nano Forum(ANF) had ANF SUMMIT on May27 this year, and also 2019 INTERNATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE in the PHILIPPINES(INCP2019)on May 28-29.

INCP 2019 will provide excellent opportunities to the researchers, scientists, students, professionals, and industrialists to be exposed on the current innovations on the different fields of nanotechnology., exchange ideas and discover opportunities. Especially, on 29 May in PLENARY LECTURES V: Nanotechnology Commercialization Workshop, Nano Malaysia, INIC and the Philippines’ startups introduced their activities.

On May 27, ANF organized ANF SUMMIT 2019 at Taal Vista Lodge in Tagaytay City, PHILIPPINES. At first, Dr. Annabelle V.Briones had Welcome Remarks. Then, we took Annual General Meeting(AGM), and each country introduced their science and technologies’ policies and activities as is customary with ANF SUMMIT. This time we could have a fruitful discussion aggressively.

In the afternoon, we had working group presentations. 3 working groups(Standardization, Nanosafety and Risk Management, Commercialization) explained their activities. Moreover, we decided Host of ANF Summit 2020/2021 and elected Next ANF office bearers.


27 May 2019

10:00 – 16:00
Participants Registration and Conference Kits Collection

13:00 – 17:00
Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop

  • Advanced Techniques (Modes) in Atomic Force Microscope
  • Latest Innovations in Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Particle Characterization of Nanomaterials

28 May 2019

8:00 – 8:30

8:31 – 8:40
National Anthem and Invocation

8:41 – 4:50
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Leah J. Buendia
Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation
Department of Science and Technology
Republic of the Philippines

8:51 – 9:51
Keynote Lecture: All Extremes Meet Nano
Dr. Toshihiko Kanayama
President, Asia Nano Forum
Special Emeritus Advisor
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

9:51 – 10:10
Coffee Break


10:11 – 10:30
Iran’s model of nanotechnology development
Prof. Saeed Sarkar
Secretary General Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC)
Vice Presidency for Science and Technology

10:31 – 10:50
Nanotechnology in the Time of Changes
Dr. Wannee Chinsirikul
Executive Director
National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Thailand

10:51 – 11:10
Malaysia Status and Progress, regarding Nanotechnology
Kamarulzaman Bin Kamaruddin
National Nanotechnology Centre (NNC)
Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) Malaysia

11:11 – 11:30
Nanotechnology in Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Rigoberto C. Advincula
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

11:31 – 11:50
Picture Taking

11:51 – 12:40

28 May 2019


12:41 – 13:00
Nanoprocess-Applied 3D LSI Packaging Technology
Dr. Masahiro Aoyagi
Director of Collaboration Promotion Unit TIA Central Office
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

13:01 – 13:20
Thailand Nano-Safety & Standardization Initiative for Sustainable Technology Development
Ramjitti Indaraprasirt
Nanosafety Alliance Section National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Thailand

13:21 – 13:40
Nanosafety in Vietnam
Quang Le Dang, Ph.D.
Director/ Principal Researcher
R&D Center of Bioactive Compounds Vietnam Institute of Industrial Chemistry (VIIC), Vietnam

13:41 – 14:00
Alternative Methods for Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials and Quality System for Toxicology Service
Rawiwan Maniratanachote, PhD
Senior Researcher
National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

14:01 – 14:20
Coffee Break


14:21 – 14:40
Advanced Nanocomposites Based on Natural Reinforcements
Byung-Sun Kim, PhD
Principal Researcher
Korea Institute of Materials Science, South Korea

14:41 – 15:00
Nanocellulosic Materials:Advances & Development in Various Polymeric Matrices
Hitoshi Takagi, Dr. Eng.
Tokushima University Tokushima, Japan

15:01 – 15:20
Application of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Technique for Nano-sized Material Imaging
Panninee Chetprayoon, PhD
National Science and Technology Development Agency Thailand

15:21 – 15:40
In situ Probing and Tuning the Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
Prof. Chia-Seng Chang
Director, Institute of Physics
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

15:41 – 16:00
Seeing inside atoms: Beyond Atomic Resolution Electron Microscopy
Naoya Shibata, Dr. Eng.
Institute of Engineering Innovation
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

16:01 – 16:20
3D Electron Microscopy for Life Sciences
Nie Xie, PhD
Scientist II
Thermo Fisher Scientific, China

16:21 – 19:00
Poster Competition, Poster Viewing and Technical Workshop

19:01 – 21:00
Cultural Night (Ballroom 2 & 3, Lake Wing)

29 May 2019

8:00 – 8:30

8:31 – 8:40
Opening Remarks
Annabelle V. Briones, PhD
Industrial Technology Development Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Republic of the Philippines


8:41 – 9:00
Advanced Nanocomposites Based on Natural Reinforcements
Byung-Sun Kim, PhD
Principal Researcher
Korea Institute of Materials Science, South Korea
(Dr. Kim had a presentation again.)

9:01 – 9:20
Application of Carbon Nanotubes to Field Emission
Dr. Naesung Lee
Department of Nanotechnology and Advanced
Materials Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea

9:21 – 9:40
Ultraviolet Photochemistry of Graphene Oxide
Prof. Hiroyuki Sugimura
Nanoscopic Surface Architecture Laboratory
Department of Material Science and Engineering Kyoto University

9:41 – 10:00
Brain-on-a-chip: Using Nanotechnology to Understand Brain Circuit
Vincent Daria, PhD
Fellow, Group Leader (Neurophotonics Group)
ANU College of Health and Medicine Australia

10:01 – 10:20
Exploiting Nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture
Leila Ma’mani, PhD
Department of Nanotechnology Agricultural biotechnology research Institute of Iran (ABRI) Karaj, Iran

PLENARY LECTURES V: Nanotechnology Commercialization Workshop

10:21 – 10:40
Nanotechnology Commercialization in Malaysia
Rezal Khairi Ahmad, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
NanoMalaysia Berhad
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

10:41 – 11:00
Commercial Applications of Physical Vapor Deposition and Plasma Nitriding in the Philippine Industry
Jonas Javelona
Beta Nanocoating Philippines Inc
Laguna, Philippines

11:01 – 11:20
“Boysen Knoxout” The Air Cleaning Paint
Engr. Vergel Dyoco
Boysen, Inc.

11:21 – 11:40
Nanofixit Technologies
Mr. John Moe
NanoFixIt Ventures Inc.

11:41 – 12:00
Commercializing Rice-Husk derived Nano-Silica based Products
Dr. Daniel Bien
NanoQuartz Pte Ltd Malaysia

12:01 – 12:01
Nano-enhanced materials for Well-Being Market
Mr. Hafiz Zolkipli
Infusion Materials Lab Pte Ltd Malaysia

12:21 – 13:00

SESSION I: Nanodevices, nanostructures for electronics, photonics, plasmonics (Ballroom 2, Lake Wing)

13:00 – 13:10
Introduction and instructions
Arnold Alguno, PhD
Mindanao State University
Iligan Institute of Technology Moderator

13:11 – 13:30
Nitrate Reduction using Synthesized Green-Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron (G-NZVI) and Green-Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron-Copper Bimetal (G-NZVI-Cu) using Optimized Extracted Polyphenols from Suganda Leaves
Darwin C. Mojica
Department of Chemical Engineering, Adamson University

13:31 – 13:50
Development Of Ultra-Thin Films Of Nickel Chromium And Its Oxides As Diffusion Barrier For High Temperature Electronic Applications
Dorcas Gazelle Flavier
School of Graduate Studies Mapua University

13:51 – 14:10
First-principles calculation of structural and electronic properties of iodine-doped zinc oxide
Nizel May F. Sumagang
Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

14:11 – 14:30
Polymer-Based Graphene Nanocomposite Coating with Anticorrosion and Anti Barnacle Properties
Normie Jean Sajor
Physics Department
De La Salle University

14:31 – 14:50
Coffee Break

14:51 – 15:10
Effect of Silver Doping in the Structural and Optical Properties of Hematite (α-Fe2O3) Synthesized via Chemical Precipitation Method
Aldrin A. Tan
Materials Science and Engineering
Program, University of the Philippines Diliman

15:11 – 15:30
Synthesis and characterization of titanium dioxide/zinc oxide (TiO2/ZnO) nanocomposite via sol-gel method for semiconductor photocatalysis applications
Jose Emmanuel Camacho
Materials Science and Engineering
Program, University of the Philippines Diliman

15:31 – 15:50
Characterization of Supercapacitor Electrodes from Water Hyacinth (Enchhornia crassipes) – Polyester Blended Fabrics with Polypyrrole, Polyaniline, and Carbon Nanotubes
David Joseph Alzate et al.
The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas

15:51 – 16:10
Jettable Nanobiosilica Ink Formulation
Lea Cristina D. Macaraig, PhD
Chemistry Department, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University

SESSION II: Nanosensors, Nanobiomaterials, and Nanomedicine (Ballroom 3, Lake Wing)

13:00 – 13:10
Introduction and instructions
Manolo G. Mena, PhD
University of the Philippines Moderator

13:11 – 13:30
Particle Film Coverage Alters the Volatile Chemical Emission of Plants
Brandon Cyril S. Lira
Chemistry Department, College of Science De La Salle University

13:31 – 13:50
Synthesis of Cu and Cu2O Nanoparticles Using Calamansi (C.microcarpa) Peel Extract and Its Antimicrobial Activity
Eligia Clemente, PhD
Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman

13:51 – 14:10
Adsorptive Behavior of Electrospun Nanofibers derived from Rice Straw in Industrial and Agricultural Pollutants
Juvy J. Monserate, PhD
Nanotechnology R & D Facility, Central Luzon State University

14:11 – 14:30
Selective Graphene-based Field Effect Transistor (GFET) Sensor Using Electrochemically Grown Molecularly Imprinted Polymer
Aldrine Abenoja Caganga
The Hongkong University of Science and Technology

14:31 – 14:50
Coffee Break

14:51 – 15:10
Fabrication of Filter Paper-based Colorimetric Sensor using Gold Nanoparticles for Detection of Cyanide in Water
Lyka B. De La Rosa
Material Science and Polymer
Chemistry Laboratory, Caraga State University

15:11 – 15:30
Synthesis, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Using Dudoa (Hydnocarpus alcalace C.DC.) Leaf Extract as a Reducing and Stabilizing Agent
Edward Kevin B. Bragais
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

15:31 – 15:50
Green synthesis of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles using Sargassum crassifolium extract with varied concentration of iron precursor
Marco Laurence M. Budlayan
Premier Institute of Science and Mathematics, Iligan Institute of Technology,University of the Philippines Diliman and Cagayan State University

15:51 – 16:10
Synthesis of Electron Beam Irradiated Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone Kappa-carrageenan Nanogels
Julius Caezar Fajardo
Caloocan City Science High School

SESSION III: Trends in Nanotechnology (Camia, Lake Wing)

13:00 – 13:10
Introduction and instructions
Alberto V. Amorsolo, Jr. PhD
University of the Philippines Moderator

13:11 – 13:30
Wastewater Bacterial Reduction using Green Synthesized ZnO nanoparticles from ficus septica (Lagnub) Leaf Extract
Benito A. Baje
Philippine Science High School Central Visayas

13:31 – 13:50
The Design of a Bench-scale Adsorbent Column based on Nanoclay-loaded Electrospun Fiber Membrane for the Removal of Arsenic in Wastewater
Eden May B. Dela Peña, PhD
Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University

13:51 – 14:10
Polymer-clay Nanocomposite Microstructure Modification for Enhanced Properties
Mitch-Irene Kate G. Oyales
Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman

14:11 – 14:30
Optimized Synthesis of Polymer-based Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Beads for Methyl Orange Removal from Water using Response Surface Methodology
Camille Margaret S. Alvarillo
Nanotechnology Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman

14:31 – 14:50
Coffee Break

14:51 – 15:10
Surface Modification of Local Nanozeolites Using Iron for Removal of Heavy Metal Contamination
Mar Christian Que
Industrial Technology Development Institute – Department of Science and Technology

15:11 – 15:30
Effect of Lithium chloride on the Fabrication of Polyvinylidene fluoride Nanocomposite Membrane for the Separation of Oil-Water Emulsion
Mary Rose C. Tuazon
School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering and Sciences, Mapua University

15:31 – 15:50
Preliminary Studies On The Aquatic Toxicity Assessment in Seawater (ISO 20787:2017) Of Five Commercially Available Nanomaterials In The Philippines
Ronaniel Almeda, et al
UPLB Nanotechnology Program/Agricultural Bio-Process Division, IAE-CEAT, University of the Philippines Los

15:51 – 16:10
AFM Surface Studies of Polysiloxane Nanocoating Applied on Glass Containers
Jorge Carl Jiny T. Ochoa
San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corporation

SESSION IV: Nanotechnology Characterization Workshop (Dahlia, Lake Wing)

13:00 – 13:10
Arnold Lubguban, PhD
Mindanao State University
Iligan Institute of Technology

13:11 – 13:30
Advanced TEM and its applications in both materials and biological science
Dr. Tetsuo Oikawa

13:31 – 13:50
High quality Nanopowder Manufacturing and Recycling by Induction Plasma Technology
Mr. Gavin Chen
TEKNA Plasma Systems (SUZHOU)CO., LTD, P. R. China

13:51 – 14:10
Phase Analysis of Metal using Electron Backscatter Diffraction Technique
Marlon Llana
Technical and Operations Director – NASAT Labs

14:11 – 14:30
Towards the next generation of Materials Design with in-situ SEM
Dr. Chuan Wei Chung
Product and Application Sales Specialist Zeiss

14:31 – 14:50
Coffee Break

SESSION V: Nanotechnology in Additive Manufacturing (Dahlia, Lake Wing)

Arnold Lubguban, PhD
Mindanao State University
Iligan Institute of Technology

3D-Printed Molds for Injection Molding Application
Dr. John Ryan Dizon
Professor, Bataan Peninsula State University

Advances in Processing Nanocomposite for Additive Manufacturing
Engr. Arnaldo Valino
Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Department, Adamson University

3D Printing using Advanced and Nanotechnology Materials as Rapid Manufacturing Technique for Semiconductor and Electronics Industry
Dr. Jerome Palaganas
School of Graduate Studies, Mapua University

The 3rd EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety

April 22, 2019

March 18, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 3rd EU‐Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety: Occupational Exposures to Manufactured Nanomaterials (MN) and Waste Disposal respectively was held on 18 March 2019, at Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel (Rangnam) during the ASEAN Next 2019

Nanotec(Thailand) organized 3rd EU‐Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety which was held at Pullman Hotel(Sol Rangnam)in Bangkok. Over 70 participants from 16 nations attended the dialogue. The aim of the “Asia- EU dialogue” event is to exchange of information, knowledge and experience as well as sharing between the major players from EU and Asia.

The decision to focus on Occupational Exposures to Manufactured Nanomaterials(MN) and Waste Disposal at the 3rd EU‐Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety stems from the discussion held between OECD and CDC- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH) program which gives Importance to life cycle assessment of exposures to nanoparticles by manufacturers who use nanoparticles to produce consumers ‘goods including waste disposal. It was agreed that these workers are the front line to receiving maximum exposures to nanoparticle.

Final agenda

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks by Dr. Wannee Chinsirikul, Executive Director, NANOTEC

09:15 – 09:30  Opening Remark by Mr. Saw Htay Myint Oo, ASEAN-OSHNET

09:30 – 10:20 Keynote Talk: “Nanomaterial Inhalation toxicity” Dr. Jun Kanno, Director, Japan Bioassay Research Center, Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety

10:20 – 10:50 Keynote Talk: “Applicability of the Safe-by-design concept to the specific business case of nanoclay-containing plastic capsules”

Mr. Alexander Pogany, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 – 11:40 Invited Talk: ”Fate of Nanoparticles in Managed Waste Facilities”

Dr. Ralf Kägi, Research Scientist, Head of the Particle Laboratory at the Eawag

11:40 – 12:00 Invited Talk: ”Occupational Exposures to Manufactured Nanomaterials in South Korea” Dr. Jeongho Kim, Standing member of industrial accident compensation committee of Labor Welfare institute, Professional Engineer in the field of industrial hygiene, certified labor affairs consultant)

12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH

13:15 – 13:30 Invited Talk: ”The Malta Initiative” Ms. Susanne Resch, Scientist, BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

13:30 – 13:45 Short introduction: the content of the breakout session (Chair: Alexander


13:45 – 15:00 Breakout sessions (Chair: Alexander Pogany)

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00 Presentation of group findings (Chair: Alexander Pogany)

16:00 – 17:00 Moving Forward to 4th EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety (Chair: Alexander Pogany)